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London's Grenfell Tower blaze killed 500 residents: Local resident

Flames and smoke coming from Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire broke out there on June 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

British media have censored the death of hundreds of people who have lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, a local resident has said.  

The more than 500 people unaccounted from Grenfell Tower fire are dead, Nadia, whose family name was not given, told Press TV.

London Police Commander Stuart Cundy told reporters on Saturday that 58 people are feared dead in the fire.

According to reports, however, the building was home to about 600 people.

Nadia told Press TV's correspondent in London, Camilia Shambayati, that only 76 out of some 600 people who were living in the building where she grew up, had been accounted for and more than 500 residents were still missing.

Nadia has identified herself on social media as DJ Isla where she has a large following.

"Where are the missing people? Where is the list of the 500, 600 people living in that building," she asked.    

"Where is everyone," she further asked, adding, "Little kids are asking: 'Where are my friends?'" 

She insisted that the missing residents had all died and the UK media, particularly BBC, had censored the news. 

"Everyone has died and no one is telling them," she said, adding that, "the news can't pick it up" referring to the alleged media blackout of the fatalities.  

The charred remains of the Grenfell Tower in Kensington, west London, on June 17, following the June 14 fire at the residential building. (Photo by AFP)

On Wednesday June 14, a massive fire erupted at London’s Grenfell Tower.

The building is a 24-story, 67-meter high tower block with 120 separate apartments in North Kensington, west London.

The cause of the fire, where many of the residents were Muslims, is not yet known and the deadly incident is under investigation.

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